Monthly Archives: May 2011

Clean your bike for 2 bucks

Actually clean your bike many, many times for 2 bucks.  Here’s how. Go to your local Dollar Tree store, if you don’t have one maybe check other 1 dollar deal stores.  Find something called L.A.’s TOTALLY AWESOME ORANGE, it’ll be … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend Rides

I took three rides this weekend and each one has a little story. Saturday I wallowed in indecision about where, when and what to ride then the phone rang at 7:30.  My old buddy Terry, or Super-T as I like to … Continue reading

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Backsliding? plus a couple 3S3M pictures

I’ve been back sliding some ever since the 3 State 3 Mountain ride.  I had built that up as my big challenge for the year and now I feel kind of like its easy sailing from here on out.  In … Continue reading

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Mass Hysteria

Southern Illinois was gripped with mass Hysteria today when the weather system that spawned the deadly Jopplin MO. tornadoes moved through our area.  There was an overwhelming sense of doom prevalent in the towns and it left people scrambling for the safety of their basements … Continue reading

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Beautiful Southern Ride

The weather forecast wasn’t good today but the storms didn’t materialize so I drove over ot Carbondale for the Beautiful Southern Ride.  This ride is put on each year by the Carbondale Rotary Club and to be honest I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Chain Lube, the Ultimate Debate and Review

OK, so maybe not the ultimate debate, but still pretty important.  I’ve noticed a trend in recent years on big group rides that people on 5000 dollar spotless bikes often have completely clean shiny drivetrains, I’ve also noticed these drivetrains … Continue reading

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Thinking About a New Car

Since I’ve gotten more hardcore into bike riding in the last few years ironically I’ve driven more.  Last summer my riding buddy Terry got a new car without a bike rack which left me doing all the driving.  This year … Continue reading

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